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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Developer Proposes "Non-Windowing Display Server" For Wayland

    Ubuntu developer Joel Leclerc has written a straw-man proposal for a non-windowing display server for Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Window-Server

  • #2
    Why a display server??? Is he trying to make Xorg #2?

    Why not just make a library instead? A simple library would be great and would not add much overhead.
    and a input server? really? Why everything must be a server?

    I love the concept but please do not add another layer, wayland is simple and should stay like this, a library would be the perfect application for that.
    Last edited by gufide; 08-26-2015, 09:18 AM.

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    • #3
      That sounds a bit like a what Weston's fullscreen shell does?

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      • #4
        QtWayland similar has code and API to make writing wayland compositors easier.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lkundrak View Post
          That sounds a bit like a what Weston's fullscreen shell does?
          I believe it's more like libweston.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gufide View Post
            Why a display server??? Is he trying to make Xorg #2?
            reading the proposal i got exact same impression. but, i'm still stuck at Ubuntu developer proposes "Non-windowing Display server" for Wayland. something in this sentence just spins my head

            Originally posted by gufide View Post
            Why not just make a library instead? A simple library would be great and would not add much overhead.
            and a input server? really? Why everything must be a server?

            I love the concept but please do not add another layer, wayland is simple and should stay like this, a library would be the perfect application for that.
            library would definitely make sense than introducing a layer which was one of major points why Wayland was brought in existence in the first place. whole point was getting rid of the cruft and make something lean, mean and simple

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            • #7
              I smell Canonical investigates Wayland now. Feeling that Mir will, follow Upstarts faith

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              • #8
                ok, this is just funny, but phoronix gets more terrible with each new iteration. worse and worse layout which is slower with each change, then they change editor to something really terrible and then again. now, it started eating posts? 3rd time now

                Originally posted by gufide View Post
                Why a display server??? Is he trying to make Xorg #2?
                that was my first guess too. but, the truth is i'm still stuck at Ubuntu Developer Proposes "Non-Windowing Display Server" For Wayland

                Originally posted by gufide View Post
                Why not just make a library instead? A simple library would be great and would not add much overhead.
                and a input server? really? Why everything must be a server?

                I love the concept but please do not add another layer, wayland is simple and should stay like this, a library would be the perfect application for that.
                library would definitely be better. whole reason for wayland was design complexity and removing unnedded parts

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drago View Post
                  I smell Canonical investigates Wayland now. Feeling that Mir will, follow Upstarts faith
                  More like they are trying to maintain a Wayland ovar Mir type of compositor so Wayland only applications will run on Mir.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Drago View Post
                    I smell Canonical investigates Wayland now. Feeling that Mir will, follow Upstarts faith
                    He doesn't look like an ubuntu developer to me https://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2013/...oughts-on-mir/ maybe a contributor but not a developer...

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